These three trails meet to make one trail that connects between Montano and Central along the river. The Aldo Leopold Trail used to be one asphalt loop, but it has now been extended into a crusher fine trail, very smooth and even. The trails are an offshoot of the main bike trail that we have documented earlier here: https://albuquerquephotoblog.com/2016/05/30/10-paseo-del-bosque-trail/
It is shady for much of the way. It goes through the Rio Grande Nature Center, and you may see many birds. Even though we didn’t see many when we took these photos in June, we certainly heard them. The three trails all together are about six miles each way.
The photos below show the old asphalt trail turning into the extended new trail.